Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Eden Project in Cornwall - part 1

Thanks for coming back to see this post.  A few of you guessed what this place was from my teaser photo yesterday.

And you will see by the title above that this is The Eden Project in Cornwall, England.  You can read all about it here.  Niece, nephew and yours truly after we had gotten off the bus which brought us to the entrance from where we parked the car.

It opened its doors March 17th, 2001.  By June over a million people had visited.  

I wasn't sure we would get to this place but my niece and nephew made a special effort to get us here, and we all enjoyed a wonderful day seeing so many interesting sights.

If you can't access my short video below you can see it here.

 This is my sweet niece at the beginning of our walk next to where the shops and where we purchased our tickets.  The tickets were about $40 (£25) as of June 2015.  I read somewhere that this allows you to make more visits throughout the year, but you'd better check on that at their website, it being second hand information and not something we remembered when we bought our tickets.

It is located 1-1/2 miles from the town of St. Blazey and 3 miles from St. Austel, Cornwall.

There were several things to catch your eye as you entered Eden....

like the boat and this rather wonderful sculpture of two horses.

A sculpture showing the layout of Eden.

and information on....

Amazing structures, these domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames.  The first dome is like walking into a tropical rainforest.  This is the one where I spent most of my time.

Thousands of plants and trees have been collected from around the world, some very rare and exotic.

I will leave you with one last shot of us in the tropical rainforest.  I'll have part 2 showing the inside next time.